It’s time to get back to basics, at least that’s what millennial diners are asking restaurants to do with their menus.
According to the NRA, your menu should be all about the 3 Ps: product, preparation and presentation. And all of those Ps better be sure that they all focus on real, clean and authentic foods.
So, what does this mean for your restaurant menu?
What’s Old Is New Again
Your guests are driving the trend towards “real” food. They’re demanding to know where their food came from and how it was made, and they won’t stand for anything less than authentic.
Turns out, what’s old is new again when it comes to food. Guests are looking towards more natural and organic menu choices and it seems as if restaurants need to go back in time to “the good old days” to prepare those items.
This is a great thing for your kitchen.
Now is a time when your restaurant can really shine by displaying all of the options you can provide a guest. Here’s what’s out (old) and in (new) when it comes to menu trends…
Out With The Old
Guest attitudes are disrupting restaurant menus all over, it's time to ditch these the following:
- Processed foods
- “Fast” foods
If you’re wondering what this might mean, think about it this way: factories are out and farms are in. Processed foods are out and brick ovens are in. Fast is out and quality is most certainly in it for the long haul.
In With The New
It’s about quality, not calories. Mainstream consumers, for the first time, are looking towards different forms of food that is reminiscent of a much simpler time. Turns out the “oldies but goodies” are in now.
Here’s what your guests have a newfound love for (and what you should, too!)
- Bone Marrow
If your menu evokes a sense of health and well-being, you’re going to be a hit. Which means you might want to include these 8 buzzwords:
Your Move, Restaurant Menu
Millennials aren’t the only ones driving this return to the “good old days”. In the last 10 years, farmers markets have grown 350% and the trend has gone viral. Over 50% of consumers prefer local over organic.
It may be time to re-evaluate your restaurant menu, huh?